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AQS QuiltWeek
  My recent quilting adventures reemerged when I moved to Missouri around 2006. However, my interest in crafting started at a very young age. I began my first craft project at the age of six. My first niece was about to be born and with my mother’s help, I created a quilt for her. Now,...
Have you ever found an old quilt that you just had to have, despite its condition? Something about that quilt just spoke to you, and you felt somehow connected with its  maker. This happened to Barbara M. Burnham when she saw an old, worn out, red-and-green Baltimore album-style quilt for sale and just had to...
Take a walk with AQS  Show Director, Bonnie Browning as she shows you what it’s like to coordinate the Paducah Quilt Show & Contest. This is a video from a few years back, so those of you who have attended the Paducah show may notice something in the video that is no longer part of...
Watch as Cindy Ladig shares some of the wonderful details of the quilt that she made for her parents’  fiftieth wedding anniversary. See how she incorporated the entire family into the quilts with “birthstones” and labels.
Today we had a nice surprise when Betty Burnett, whose calling card says “Home Motor For Real,” stopped by the AQS office. She shared some of the projects she’s made from American Quilter magazine. So we dropped in to the AQS photography studio and had our photographer Charley Lynch snap a couple of photos of...
Jean Clark was the third place winner in the handquilted bed quilts category at the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines. Her techniques include needle turn appliqué and a technique that she likes to call “echo stippling.” Jean spent over 2,000 hours on the hand appliqué and another 2,000 hours on the handquilting.  Take...
See Roger Winchell’s extraordinary quilt and learn just how easy it is to enter an AQS quilt show. Roger’s first AQS contest was at our 2012 Des Moines show.  Roger explains how his quilt was created and how he printed all his forms on-line. There is still time to enter your quilt in the Lancaster...
Are your favorite scissors getting a little dull? Do you have a drawer full of scissors that you can no longer cut with? Well, one of our favorite show vendors is here to help. Brent Fanizza, also known as the Scissor Man, demonstrates how to sharpen your scissors and will also gives you some tips...
When American quilters in the 1800’s were creating the masterpieces that we still copy, modify and admire today, few knew the depth of quilting creativity growing from the islands of Japan. Like any timeless art, quilting reflects the heart of the culture and artists who pour their heart and soul into their work. Quilting in...
Did you miss being a part of the AQS Flash Mob in Grand Rapids? Everyone who had registered  for the show in advance received an invitation to participate. Several hundred quilters brought a small quilt to show off as they marched from the Pedestrian Bridge over the Grand River to the Grand Gallery in the DeVos...
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